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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Ad Francis?
(a) A former prizefighter
(b) A Wall Street executive
(c) A minister
(d) An author

2. What is the attitude of the narrator telling the story?
(a) Callous
(b) Angry
(c) Sympathetic
(d) Amused

3. Who is Krebs?
(a) Nick's sergeant
(b) Nick's recruiting officer
(c) A soldier adjusting to civilian life
(d) Nick's best army buddy

4. What do the sailors on the Simpson do to the evacuees every night?
(a) Yell at them to go home
(b) Run their searchlight up and down the crowd
(c) Provide first aid
(d) Give them food

5. What is the soldier in the Memoir for Chapter 7 doing?
(a) Smoking a cigarette
(b) Writing a letter
(c) Praying in a trench
(d) Cleaning his gun

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Krebs' mother allow him to do now?

2. What is the nature of the problem with which Nick's father can assist?

3. What do Nick and Bill talk about?

4. What does the soldier promise in the trench that he does not do when danger has passed?

5. What does Bugs do to calm Ad down?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the main themes of the story which will become important throughout the entire book?

2. Why is Krebs short-tempered with his mother and her plans for his new life?

3. Explain the symbolism of the disassembled fishing rods carried by the young American wife.

4. What are the reasons that Krebs has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life after leaving his military life?

5. Explain the real source of conflict in the story and why it is entitled "The Doctor and The Doctor's Wife."

6. What is the source of the conflict between Nick's father and one of the loggers?

7. Describe the character Peduzzi in the Story in Chapter 11.

8. Describe the format of this book.

9. Explain the significance of the wet, dead leaves affixed to the bodies of the condemned men in the Memoir for Chapter 5.

10. Who is the narrator of the story and why is he in Turkey?

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